MADRID Spain

Get set for Madrid madness !

Madrid is a fun-loving, bubbling, cosmopolitan city. It is one of Europe’s most lively cities, famous in particular for its exciting night life.

It combines modern buildings and city services with a vast cultural and artistic heritage.

Flying time between Rennes and Madrid : 1 hour 50

NEW : Madrid will be desserved by direct flight from 2016, May 1st. Flights will be operated by Iberia Express every Thursdays and Sundays. In Madrid, with Iberia Express, connections are availables to Grande-Canarie, Malaga, Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, Séville, Ténérife, Vigo... And with Iberia, many others connections are availables to Europe, Noth America end South America : New York, Miami, Lisbonne, Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Lima...

You can also fly to Madrid all year round via Barcelona with Vueling and via Paris-CDG with Air France.

 

 
Informations about the destination

Climate : Madrid enjoys a dry climate with warm summers and cold winters.

Time difference with France : Madrid and France share the same time zone. No time difference with France.

Currency : Euro

Official language : Spanish

Travel document requirements : Passport or valid national identity card

Tourist Information : http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/grandes-ciudades/madrid.html / http://turismomadrid.es/en/

Attractions and activities

Madrid, Spain’s exciting capital city

Madrid is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city endowed with a vast cultural and artistic heritage handed down through centuries of history.

Its fabulous museums are world famous: the Prado, with works by Goya, Rubens, Velasquez, Murillo, Raphaël, and Greco, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum devoted to the Impressionists and the Queen Sofia Museum of contemporary art, where you can admire works by Miro, Picasso or Dali.

Madrid’s pulsating night life is one of its major attractions, with a huge variety of bars, pubs, discotheques and tablaos flamencos, as well as the more traditional verbenas (popular celebrations) or the San Isidro feria, considered to be the biggest bull-fighting event in the world.

Must-see places

The Plaza Mayor

This huge square is one of the city’s main meeting places, in the heart of Old Madrid.

The Royal Palace

This is the King of Spain's official residence. It is mainly dedicated to affairs of state but the rooms where Alphonse XIII and his family used to live are open to the public, as is the Throne Room, the reception hall, the painting gallery, the armory and the royal pharmacy.

The Golden Triangle and the museums

3 museums are among the must-see attractions and make Madrid one of the leading European cities for art and culture: the Prado, with one of the world’s largest collections of paintings, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, with over 800 paintings on display, from the Flemish primitive painters to the avant-garde movements, and the Queen Sofía National Art Center, devoted to contemporary Spanish art with works by Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris and many others.

Rastro Flea Market

This is Spain’s most famous flea market, dating back to the Middle Ages, and one of Madrid’s oldest markets.

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